Third-level students: Just 34 seconds after CAO applications opened at 6am yesterday morning, three students had accepted their offers.

You may think Usain Bolt is fast, but he is nothing compared to the CAO applicants of 2013. Just 34 seconds after applications opened at 6am yesterday(...)

  Brian Hogan, chief executive of Kylemore Services Group (KSG)  in the kitchen at  Chartered Accountants Ireland on Pearse Street, Dublin, where his company provides catering services. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Brian Hogan started working at Kylemore at just 10 years old. Some 50 years later he is still there, having made the transition from packing cakes to (...)

Why would I think about repeating?Hard-working students may have fallen a few points short for the more competitive options, such as medicine, veterin(...)

1 What should I do before I head off to my school to collect my Leaving Cert results?You should bring the point’s calculator on page 3 of this supplem(...)

There is concern at data showing most people caring for young children have no childcare qualifications.  Photograph: Edmond Terakopian/PA Wire.

Concern has been expressed following the publication of data showing most people caring for young children have no childcare qualifications.A report b(...)

 Newly conferred graduates on the  front square at Trinity College Dublin. A small increase in  third-level applicants is expected to mean there will be little impact on  points requirements. Photograph: Frank Miller

The points requirements for college places under the Central Applications Office system are expected to change little from last year, based on a detai(...)

A new BA in Journalism and Digital Media offers internships

Tell me about Independent Colleges:About 8,000 full and part-time students, including students taking professional courses pass through the door every(...)

Ábout 25,000 students are enrolled in private colleges, many because they could not access their desired course in a state-funded institution

Last year, a new lobby group called the Independent Providers of Higher Education (IPHE) was assembled to put the case for 19 private colleges to the (...)

Gretta Murphy from Co Kilkenny with Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald and Angela Murphy from Co Waterford in the Department of Education yesterday for the launch of the Association of Childcare Professionals. Photograph: David Sleator

All childcare workers should have professional qualifications, be formally registered and enjoy a standard work contract, according to a new body set (...)

The Association of Childhood Professionals has called for an initial statutory minimum requirement for all childhood professionals

High rates of staff turnover in childcare settings are unsustainable, it was claimed today.The Association of Childhood Professionals (ACP) called for(...)

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